SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Untitled, Science World Gallery, Vancouver, BC (forthcoming)

Compos(t)ing Spaces, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

Untitled, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, BC (forthcoming)

2022

Plasticité, Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, Montreal, QC (forthcoming)

Sieving through the body, Vermont Studio Center Gallery 2, Johnson, VT

Design TO 2022: On Moss and Bottles, Daltile Mohawk Design Studio, Toronto, ON

2021

Plasticity, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON

2020

Container, Remote Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2019

Amorphous, Cambridge Centre for the Arts Gallery, Cambridge, ON 

2018

Unpaged, 10 Carden Gallery, Guelph, ON

Discard Library Process, Guelph Public Library, Guelph, ON

Red, Yellow, Blue, Guelph Public Library, Guelph, ON 

 

2016

Contemplation, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

Mullion, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

State of Practice, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, BC (forthcoming)

Field Notes, Base 31, Picton, ON (forthcoming)


Roots of Place, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, BC

Leaning Out of Windows Phase IV, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, BC

Sub-practice, Yard Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices, Langley Centennial Museum & Langley City Hall, Langley, BC

2021

Art Rich 2021, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2020

Eco Art curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON 

Annual Juried Exhibition juried by Noor Alé, Peter Flannery and Stephanie Porter, Latcham Art Centre, Stouffville, ON 

2019

Group Experiments, Margin of Eras Gallery, Toronto, ON

SHOW.19 curated by Iga Janik, Cambridge Art Galleries Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON 

I Blink My Eyes to Keep the Time, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON

Transforming Spaces, University of Waterloo Davis Centre Library, Waterloo, ON

Winter Emerging Artists curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

2018

Why the &%#! Do You Paint? All Those Lines curated by Spencer Harrison and Lukus Toane, Gladstone Hotel Gallery, Toronto, ON 

Beyond the Brush curated by Jill Price, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON

2017

Collective Knowledge, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

Canada LandMarks150 Curriculum curated by Fastwürms, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Honey Harbour, ON

Juried Art Show Top Ten, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

A Fresh Coat of Grit and a New Layer of Dust, Glass Door Gallery, Montreal, QC

Special Eyes, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

no name, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES & COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2022  

AGO x RBC Emerging Artists Exchange Program, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Johnson, Vt, USA

2021    

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Artist Residency on Plastics, online, Banff, AB

 

2020

Saruya (formerly DÔ-SÔ) Artist Residency, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2022        

Green Art: Sculpture Award, Township of Langley, Langley, BC

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (sculpture), Johnson, VT, USA

 

Arts Across Canada, Canada Council for the Arts

2021        

Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Outstanding Artist Award, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

Robert Weghsteen Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

Exhibition Assistance Grants recommended by YYZ Artists' Outlet, Art Gallery of Burlington and Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario Arts Council

2020         

Explore and Create Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2019   

Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by Gallery Stratford, Ontario Arts Council

2017                    

Specialized Studio Award, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

First Place, 49th Annual Juried Art Show, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2016                    

Marlene Pike Memorial Scholarship (Sculpture), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Specialized Studio Practice Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

EDUCATION           

MFA in Visual Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, 2023 (anticipated)

 

BA with Distinction, Studio Art, University of Guelph in Guelph, ON, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022             

Teaching Assistant, Foundation Studio 164: Visual Arts Core Studio with Alexandra Phillips, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2021                 

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture 310: Thinking and Making Through Sculpture with Ruth Beer, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

 

Critique Guest, Industrial Design 404: New Wood Materials with Christian Blyt, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2019-20                   

Artist Educator, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2018                    

Arts Educator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON

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Gwenyth Chao (b. 1992 in Toronto/ Tkaronto, Canada)  completed her BA in Studio Art at the University of Guelph (’17) and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (anticipated ‘23.) Her research praxis asks: how can art be a portal to potential futures that offer alternate ways of knowing through material engagements? How would such reworlding destabilize rationalist knowledge traditions – systems of how knowledge is constructed, valued, and transmitted? Driven by an awareness of experimental possibility, Chao’s recent projects explore how material reconstitution can be informed by an ecological awareness and how transdisciplinary processes can generate new ways of knowing.


Chao has exhibited work with the Design TO Festival (Toronto, ON), the Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond, BC), Langley Centennial Museum (Langley, BC), and the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON). She is a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, a contributing artist in the Leaning Out of Windows IV art and science interdisciplinary project. Chao’s next solo exhibitions will be at the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (Montreal, QC) and the Open Source Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).
 

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